August 5, 2003
Valdosta- Summer football camp is not supposed to be comfortable but that is exactly the word Lowndes coach Randy McPherson uses to compare the start of his second season to that of his first.
Coach McPherson said "Last year we got here kinda of late and were not able to hold spring practice. Last year at this time we were still trying to learn kids names and where to play them and so everything this year has kind of fit into place and it is just alot more comfortable feeling right now out here."
One reason why McPherson feels so comfortable this summer is that his defense returns virtually intact from last season.
McPherson said "Defensively we have high expectations. We have got a bunch of kids that played last year and you know every good team is built around a solid defense and that is what we trying to do."
The Vikings will be counting on that defense while its offensive line matures.
Coach McPherson believes that could happen quickly due to the leadership of Rob Summers and Josh Bennett.
Another question mark is that battle for quarterback between Brian Sirmans and Jake Walker.
Coach McPherson said "Right now both of them are doing a good job and working hard but we feel like we may be able to decide what we are going to do with that position within the next three or four weeks."
The comfortable Vikings will face a tough season opener when they host Westside-Macon on August 29th.